I finished class now what do I do?
The first step prior to entering any new industry is to do your research, which means you should probably be looking for a cost efficient place to work, create your Google My Business (GMB) profile, find your first twenty models to build your portfolio, get your website live, and create a google number which can be transferred to your cellular phone. If you have some disposable income from your current job, it is best to save yourself some headache by hiring an answering service early on in order to ensure that you can create a semblance of boundaries from the beginning. Once this is done procure insurance to ensure you are protected in the event of any issues, and start posting an ad on FB for models. It is not wise to promote on Google since your portfolio is weak and the keywords are expensive. It is better to cut your expenses in half by going through your warm leads first before attempting to gather cold leads.
Once you have completed these steps stay close to your mentor and ensure you are following their steps religiously. Do not attempt to reinvent the wheel because the moment you do you will fail to avoid costly mistakes. Success is often boring and monotonous, but mimicking someone who has already gotten to where you wish to be, is the fastest shortcut to meet them there. The best form of flattery to any trainer is to see them growing and establishing their names as artists. Once you have completed the essentials you can focus on content, videography, branding, SEO, and Google ads. After six months of building your reviews, portfolio, and workmanship reach back out to your trainer and ask them if you are ready to increase prices based on your current work, or if you need to do another six months of work to establish more time on skin. Ultimately, humility will take you so far in this industry, but precise work will help you stand out. Once this completed devise a 12 month strategy to pay down your revolving personal debt so you can free up some income for your business to grow.